Every woman knows that jewelry can make or break an outfit. This is true of every occasion from a night out to the most special occasion: her wedding day. When you’re picking out your wedding jewelry, choosing the right pieces to compliment your dress and your bridesmaid’s dresses is essential. It can be a complex process, so these simple rules will show you how to pick the best jewelry for your wedding.
The Wedding Ring–Coordination is Key
Between cake tastings and dress shopping, don’t forget to keep this important piece of wedding jewelry in mind. If your wedding ring is gold, don’t plan on silver wedding jewelry. Pearls can be worn with any color and would compliment your gold wedding ring for a classic style. If it’s white gold or platinum, consider silver jewelry to give your dress a more modern look.
The Wedding Dress–Avoid Stimulus Overload
A common blunder women make when choosing their wedding jewelry is to combine an embellished dress with loud jewelry. Don’t overdo it. With dresses that have a highly decorated bodice, adding a necklace will take away from the design of the dress. A bold necklace is essential if the dress is strapless. If your dress is embellished with lace, sequins, beading, crystals, etc. you should choose simple jewelry that matches the embellishment on your dress. Pearls add a tasteful compliment to dresses with beading, but stick to diamond jewelry if your dress has crystal or sequin embellishments. If the style of your dress is simpler, you can experiment. Add a little color into the mix. Try chandelier earrings. Create a traditional style with classic diamond jewelry, costume jewelry or go for an original look with a colored necklace.
The Bridal Party Dresses–The Perfect Compliment
Choose one special piece for your maid of honor to wear. This can be as simple as giving her an extra string of pearls, and it’s a simple way to thank her for all her help. If you want all the bridesmaids wear the same jewelry, make sure the colors and styles compliment all hair colors and skin tones. To shake it up a bit, choose a pair of classic diamond studs for everyone and let them choose their own necklaces…with guidelines.
You don’t need any more stress while planning your wedding. Keep these tips in mind while shopping for your wedding accessories and wedding jewelry and if all else fails, remember one thing: Coordination is key.